Rachel Kincaid


I've worked with writers from varying fields for over 10 years, supporting projects from reported journalism to memoir to fiction and multidisciplinary projects. I've also taught, edited and coached writing professionally, including university writing classes, writing centers, 10+ years as an editor in digital media working with writers on personal essays and creative nonfiction.

I'm happy to be able to take on a limited number of clients looking for a partner in their creative projects, whether that's developmental editing and feedback or higher-order guidance and longterm support. This consultation is 60 minutes long; it can be used to talk through challenges and possibilities of a particular project or text, or to get an experienced perspective on creative process, writing practice, and the mounting challenges of finding time and energy for creative work during the fall of an empire.

If you're working on a specific text, I'm happy to read up to 20 pages 48 hours or more before our consultation so we can discuss it. (Multigenre work is fine, great even! This doesn't include line edits, although if you want those, we can discuss a fee structure for that.)

I'm open to working with folks on an ongoing basis as part of a coaching or retainer framework; if that's something you're interested in, let's use this consultation to discuss what would be helpful to you and the scope of potential creative support.

This consultation will take place over Zoom; you're welcome to a recording and transcript afterward if you wish. Captions will be available.

If you need other accommodations in order to be able to access a consultation, please reach out and ask! Reduced prices are available for BIPOC — email me for a 25% off coupon code.